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Make some noise for Music Freedom Day

Join radio stations, newspapers and musicians across five continents and focus on music censorship for Music Freedom Day. Play a controversial song, interview a censored musician, or dedicate your next song to freedom of musical expression on Thursday, 3 March.

Freemuse, an organisation dedicated to free expression for musicians and composers, is offering radio producers free original radio interviews in broadcast quality - on topics ranging from the banning of music centres in Pakistan's tribal areas to the Algerian rap "152 mesures contre la censure" - recorded especially for the day.

You can also republish video interviews with censored musicians, such as Darg Team, a hip hop group from Palestine, or Azagaia, a rapper from Mozambique.

A teen-run radio station in Birmingham, U.K., is planning 24 hours of broadcasting focusing on freedom of musical expression for the day.

Also, be sure to watch out for the winner of the Freemuse Award, which honours a musician, individual or organisation that has "worked for freedom of musical expression in a remarkable way."

Click here to check out Freemuse's website to download the shows, share ideas and get inspired.

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